W hen in Iceland it can be extremely tempting to grab a cab and save precious time. This could be the case from Keflavik airport or going the Golden Circle.
In most cases the taxicabs here are in decent shape and more often than not relatively new cars. Also on average, most drivers are fair and square and will hardly try to whiz you the long way round for a few extra kronas.
According to some „guidebooks“ haggling is frowned upon in Iceland but as is sometimes the case when foreigners write about this country this is utter nonsense. Indeed, you should haggle with your taxi driver if ever you want to take a longer drive. This does not apply to trips to and from Keflavik airport and not inside Reykjavik city limits but if you are taking a longer route you should at least try. On days when business is slow haggling should get you a more decent price if you stand your ground.
The main point is this though; there is a rather marked price difference between taxi stations here in Iceland. Starting price and meter price varies by company and you should not feel bad about asking beforehand if there is a choice of cabs from different companies.
As is the case at Keflavik Iceland. Ask about any fixed price and if there is none ask about the meter price or approximate price to your destination.
Keep in mind taxis are as hugely expensive here as most everything else is. Just getting into one will instantly set you back will set you back 5$ / 5€. And no, Uber, Lyft or other such competitors are not a thing here yet.
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